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Blackmagic Teranex Express Real Time SD, HD and Ultra HD Broadcast Up and Down Converter (BMD-TERANEXEXP12GDL) . Teranex Express, is the world’s first real time SD, HD and Ultra HD broadcast up and down converter! Featuring advanced patented algorithms, Teranex Express gives you the visually transparent quality conversions and are mandated by major broadcasters and studios worldwide! You get an incredible 178 SD, HD and Ultra HD up and down conversions in full 10-bit quality complete with embedded audio, closed captions, timecode and more!
Teranex quality, now in Ultra HD!.
Introducing Teranex Express, the world’s first real time SD, HD and Ultra HD broadcast up and down converter! Featuring advanced patented algorithms, Teranex Express gives you visually transparent quality conversions and are mandated by major broadcasters and studios worldwide! You get an incredible 178 SD, HD and Ultra HD conversions in full 10-bit quality complete with audio, closed captions, timecode and more!
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Perfect for live events, post and broadcast...
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About the Blackmagic Teranex Express

Teranex Express, is the world’s first real time SD, HD and Ultra HD broadcast up and down converter! Featuring advanced patented algorithms, Teranex Express gives you the visually transparent quality conversions and are mandated by major broadcasters and studios worldwide! You get an incredible 178 SD, HD and Ultra HD up and down conversions in full 10-bit quality complete with embedded audio, closed captions, timecode and more!

Teranex quality, now in Ultra HD!.
Introducing Teranex Express, the world’s first real time SD, HD and Ultra HD broadcast up and down converter! Featuring advanced patented algorithms, Teranex Express gives you visually transparent quality conversions and are mandated by major broadcasters and studios worldwide! You get an incredible 178 SD, HD and Ultra HD conversions in full 10-bit quality complete with audio, closed captions, timecode and more!

Use Anywhere
Perfect for live events, post and broadcast power supply
Imagine converting your SD to HD all the way up to Ultra HD in real time for presentation on massive outdoor LED displays, digital signs and live concerts or sporting events! Teranex Express is perfect as a dedicated up and down converter between broadcast equipment in television studios, and for remastering older SD and HD tapes into Ultra HD. You can even use Teranex Express in outside broadcast vehicles to up or down convert and synchronize video feeds instantly for live broadcast!

Connections
SDI Video Input
1x (IN A) – 10-bit SD, HD, 2K, 3 Gb/s HD, 6 Gb/s and 12 Gb/s UHD switchable.
1x (IN B) – 10-bit SD, HD, 2K, 3 Gb/s HD and 6 Gb/s UHD switchable. Usable as dual link input for 4:2:2 3G or 6G UHD
SDI Video Loop
1x (IN A Loop) – Reclocked, 10-bit SD, HD, 2K, 3 Gb/s HD, 6 Gb/s and 12 Gb/s UHD switchable
1x (IN B Loop) – Reclocked, 10-bit SD, HD, 2K, 3 Gb/s HD, 6 Gb/s UHD switchable.
SDI Video Output
1x (OUT A) – 10-bit SD, HD, 2K, 3 Gb/s HD, 6 Gb/s and 12 Gb/s UHD switchable
1x (OUT B) – 10-bit SD, HD, 2K, 3 Gb/s HD and 6 Gb/s UHD switchable. Usable as dual link output for 4:2:2 3G or 6G UHD
SDI Audio Input16 channels in SD, HD, 2K and UltraHD
SDI Audio Output16 channels in SD, HD, 2K and UltraHD
Dolby Support Built-InDolby AC-3 pass through in all conversions.Dolby E pass through except during video frame rate
conversions.
Multi Rate SupportSDI connections are switchable between standard definition, high definition and UltraHD.
SDI switches between 270 Mb/s standard definition SDI,1.5 Gb/s HD-SDI and 2K SDI,3 Gb/s HD,6 and 12 Gb/s UltraHD
Sync InputBlackburst in SD or TriSync HD
Computer InterfaceUSB 2.0 mini B port for software updates and configuration.
Processor InterfaceIlluminated pushbuttons, status LEDs and LCD with easy to use onscreen menus.
Video Standards
SD Format Support625/25 PAL
525/29.97 NTSC
HD Format Support720p50
720p59.94
1080PsF23.98
1080p23.98
1080PsF24
1080p24
1080PsF25
1080p25
1080PsF29.97
1080p29.97
1080i50
1080p50
1080i59.94
1080p59.94
2K Format Support2048 x 1080PsF23.98
2048 x 1080p23.98
2048 x 1080PsF24
2048 x 1080p24
2048 x 1080PsF25
2048 x 1080p25
2048 x 1080PsF29.97
2048 x 1080p29.97
4K Format Support3840 x 2160p23.98/24/25/29.97/50/59.94
SDI ComplianceSMPTE 259M
SMPTE 292M
SMPTE 296M
SMPTE 372M
SMPTE 425M
SDI Metadata SupportVITC/ATC support, SMPTE 12M.
Video indexing support including WSS, RP186 and AFD, SMPTE 2016.
Closed captioning support for conversions to and from 608 and 708, SMPTE 334M.
Audio SamplingTelevision standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24-bit
Video Sampling4:2:2 SDI
Color Precision10-bit
Color SpaceREC 601, REC 709
SDI Format Support525 NTSC
625 PAL
720HD
1080HD
2K 2048 x 1080 and 4K 3840 x 2160 switchable
Processing
Aspect Ratio ConversionReal time fixed aspect ratio conversions
Real Time Video ProcessingIncludes color correction and proc amp control
Format ConversionReal time up conversion, down conversion, cross conversion
Colorspace ConversionHardware based real time
Software
Software ControlSoftware control utility included free for changing settings via Windows 7 and Mac OS X
Internal Software UpgradeAutomatically upgrades when new software is connected via USB 2.0
Operating SystemsMac OS X 10.7 Lion or later; Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or later
Windows 7 or Windows 8
Power Requirements
Power Supply1 x built-in international AC power supply with IEC C14 inlet. 100-240V, 50-60Hz
Physical Specifications H x W x D (44mm x 482mm x 117mm)
Environmental Specifications
Operating Temperature5° to 50° C (41° to 122° F)
Storage Temperature-20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)
Relative Humidity0% to 90% non-condensing

Familiar Design Advanced Teranex control panel
Featuring the familiar Teranex 2D and 3D control panel, Teranex Express has all of the controls you need at your fingertips. The built in LCD monitor lets you easily navigate menus and see source format and frame rate with live video, so you don’t have to use an external monitor. With an elegant machined metal front panel, its compact 1RU size and built in international power supply, Teranex Express not only looks great in your studio, but is also perfect for portable racks and outside broadcast vehicles.

Use Anywhere
Transparent conversions between SD, HD and Ultra HD
Teranex Express can perform an incredible 178 up/down conversions between SD, HD, and Ultra HD in real time. You can use Teranex Express for video conversions or to synchronize non genlocked, external feeds, or cameras into switchers for live production. Conversions retain timecode, include closed caption data, and always maintain perfect audio sync so your video is immediately ready for editing or broadcast.

Advanced Connections
Broadcast quality connections for 24/7 reliability
Teranex Express features the most advanced broadcast connections, including the world’s first dual link 12G-SDI that is compatible with all of your existing SDI equipment. The genlock input lets you synchronize signals between equipment and for larger studios, you can install an optional fiber optic module that lets you run video from up to 28 miles away.

12G-SDI
High speed multi-rate SDI for SD, HD and Ultra HD
Teranex Express is the world’s first broadcast converter to include multi-rate 12G-SDI connections. That means it can switch between 6G-SDI, 3G-SDI, HD-SDI and SD-SDI making it compatibile with all of your existing SD, HD, and Ultra HD equipment! These connections can transfer data at an amazing 12 gigabits per second, making them fast enough to support progressive Ultra HD video at up to 60fps. That means Teranex Express will be able to support emerging formats when they become available, making it the most expandable and future proof solution you can buy!

Teranex Quality
Amazing detail,sharpness and clarity
Teranex Express features the advanced processing technology developed and patented by Teranex, which allows instant calculations on thousands of pixels simultaneously! You get full 10 bit processing, extremely high quality de-interlace and new optical quality Ultra HD scaling algorithms that interpolate images in real time with amazing detail, sharpness and clarity without artifacts. That’s why Teranex conversions are indistinguishable from the original source video!

High Quality Deinterlace
Patented PixelMotion technology and multi direction filtering
Teranex’s proprietary and patented PixelMotion deinterlacing algorithms create perfect progressive frames for conversion by adjusting the aperture on a pixel by pixel basis. That means you get improved image quality because the vertical resolution is maintained. PixelMotion deinterlacing preserves source detail and, when combined with multi direction diagonal filters, eliminates jaggies on conversions so you get well defined edges and the sharpest images possible!

Video Control
Adjust color, aspect ratio and more!
Now you can quickly and easily find the tools you need to correct color, convert formats or change aspect ratio! Teranex Express features a logically designed front panel and soft menus so you can adjust luminance, saturation, hue, black level, R-Y/B-Y color difference, sharpness, and more with the built in proc amp controls. Teranex Express features an integrated LCD screen on the front panel so you can make adjustments with confidence during live broadcasts.

Ancillary Data
Multi channel audio, timecode and subtitles
Video includes a lot more than images, and Teranex supports conversion of up to 16 audio channels plus timecode and closed caption VANC data. Teranex Express is also compatible with Dolby encoded audio, so it never has to be decoded or re-encoded during up and down conversions. With Teranex Express your subtitles are always retained and both audio and timecode always stay in perfect sync with your video!

Mandated By Broadcasters
Teranex is asked for by name worldwide!
Teranex processing is so well known for quality that it has been mandated globally by many country’s broadcasters for converting video. Because of its patented 10-bit processing algorithms and high quality deinterlacing, Teranex conversions look perfect, making distribution simple and problem free.

Live Events
Up convert video for playback on 4K screens
Teranex Express features all new optical quality resizing algorithms. That means you get beautiful up conversions for displaying video on massive 4K screens. You can shoot audience reactions with HD cameras at your event and then use Teranex Express to up convert in real time! Teranex Express is ideal for live events, such as concerts, conferences and worship services, where you need to convert different sources for output to projectors and HD displays!

Post Conversions
Remaster SD and HD content to Ultra HD!
You never know what clients will walk through the door with, so need to be ready for anything. With support for 178 different real time up and down conversions, Teranex Express lets you convert between SD, HD, and Ultra HD for your clients without waiting! Patented PixelMotion technology and multi-direction filtering means you get clean, sharp conversions that are visually indistinguishable from the source. Teranex Express is the fastest and highest quality way to convert between SD, HD and Ultra HD formats!

Broadcast
Master in Ultra HD and broadcast in HD
Broadcasters can use Teranex Express to handle all of their SD and HD conversions now and in the future it’s ready for Ultra HD! This means you can migrate from HD to Ultra HD as you integrate more equipment into your studio. And because Ultra HD and HD are the same aspect ratio, you don’t need to worry about reframing. Teranex conversions are renowned for preserving image quality and detail. That means you can up or down convert in realtime and get the highest quality broadcast video!

Teranex Express
Quality conversions Broadcasters trust
Teranex Processors provide more conversions than any other solution! The incredible new Teranex Express lets you seamlessly up and down convert between SD, HD, and Ultra HD formats. That means you get incredibly high quality realtime conversions that are virtually indistinguishable from the original source!

Deinterlacing
Patented PixelMotion algorithms
Teranex quality starts with one of the world’s highest quality and most precise de-interlacers. Teranex features proprietary and patented PixelMotion de-interlacing algorithms so you get improved image quality by maintaining vertical resolution.

Image Scaling
All new optical quality resizing!
Teranex is known for legendary image quality and Teranex Express takes it even further. With all new real time, optical quality scaling algorithms that simulate an optical zoom, you get images with amazing detail and clarity that look better then ever before possible. When converting between SD, HD and Ultra HD, Teranex features sub-pixel processing and multi-directional diagonal filters so “jaggies” are eliminated and you get clean looking video!

Proc Amp Controls
Real time image correction
Teranex Express includes a complete set of Proc Amp controls that let you adjust luminance gain, black level, chroma saturation, chroma hue, R-Y/B-Y color difference values, and sharpness. That means you can adjust source feeds and make corrections in real time during conversions!

Aspect Ratio
Intelligent 4:3 to 16:9 conversions
Teranex Express supports a wide range of fixed aspect ratios as well as active fill. That means you can convert between 4:3, 16:9 and more in real time!

Embedded Audio
Multiple channels in perfect sync
All Teranex Express conversions maintain and support up to 16 channels of embedded SDI audio that can be duplicated and routed while maintaining perfect sync! Levels can be adjusted during conversion and out of sync audio signals can be corrected with a delay of up to 1 second. Teranex Express also supports the pass through of Dolby audio during conversion so it never has to be decoded or re-encoded, and always remains in sync with your converted video.

Subtitles
Retain close captioned data
Many countries mandate that broadcasters are now required to include closed captioning for the hearing impaired with all programming. Industry standard 608 and 708 closed caption data is preserved, passed through, and converted as needed for all SD, HD, and Ultra HD conversions.

Timecode
Preserve or generate new timecode
Just like closed caption data, ATC/VITC timecode is also passed through and retained during the conversion process so source timecode is always preserved. You also have the option to jam sync or generate new timecode for sources that have inconsistent or unusable embedded timecode.

Test patterns
The ultimate test signal generator!
When you need to calibrate traditional monitors, massive LED displays, or align digital projectors, the internal test pattern generator can display back burst and test patterns, including SMPTE color bars, grids, and resolution charts. It’s the ultimate test pattern generator for any SD, HD, and Ultra HD video format!

Teranex Express
Future proof technology
Teranex Express features the latest technology and innovative features to give you the highest quality realtime SD, HD and Ultra HD conversions! Inside you’ll find advanced technology like 12G-SDI to handle everything from SD all the way up to emerging formats like Ultra HD 60p! There’s optical fiber for running video over long distances, high quality 10-bit image processing, and support for 16 channels of embedded audio, subtitles, AFD/WSS data and more. Teranex Express packs all of this technology in a rugged 1RU design that can be used virtually anywhere!

12G-SDI Switchable multi rate up to Ultra HD 60P!
12G-SDI provides an incredible 12 gigabits per second of throughput, that’s about 8 times faster than HD-SDI, and sets a new standard for SDI connectivity! Just like 6G-SDI, it’s compatible with all of your SD, HD, and Ultra HD equipment. You can output Ultra HD over a single cable and because of the increased bandwidth, 12G-SDI will also support new emerging formats, like high frame rate Ultra HD 60P, as they become available!

Optical Fiber
Loseless long distance video connections
Traditional copper cabling is bulky, expensive, and can only be used in lengths of 300’ or less for video. Fiber optic cable is readily available, cost effective, and can carry video up to an amazing 28 miles without any signal loss! If you’re in a large facility or working on location with cameras distributed in the field, Teranex Express can connect to them via optical fiber. Depending on whether you’re doing SD, HD, or Ultra HD determines the maximum length of your fiber run:

  • Standard Definition = 27.8 miles
  • High Definition (720p, 1080i, 1080p) = 15.5 miles
  • Ultra HD = 7.5 miles


10-Bit Quality
High precision image processing
To get the highest picture quality, video processing operations like image scaling, color correction, compositing and other effects need to be processed using 10-bit precision. That’s because when you manipulate video with 8-bit precision, each time you render or change the image, precision can be truncated back to 8-bits, which can introduce color “banding” and other unwanted artifacts. With 10-bit image processing, you get four times the color resolution, resulting in significantly higher quality images.

Closed Caption
Closed Caption data is now mandatory in many countries for traditional broadcast distribution and, increasingly, distribution of content over the internet. Captions are usually stored as ancillary data embedded into an SDI stream. Teranex Express understands the different types of Closed Caption data found in SD and HD video streams, and will preserve and convert it into the proper CEA-608 or CEA-708 format for your output video.

Embedded audio
SDI signals can contain up to sixteen mono channels (or 8 stereo pairs) of 48 kHz 24-bit audio. SDI signals with embedded audio can be run over traditional coaxial copper cable, or over optical fiber cable. That means you get perfectly synchronized, professional quality audio embedded with the video over a single cable that can be patched, routed, or distributed around your facility!

AFD/WSS
Active Format Distribution (AFD) and Widescreen Signaling (WSS) are a standard set of codes that carry information about a video signal’s aspect ratio and active picture characteristics. AFD is often used in the generation of WSS and tells your display how to best present the video that it is receiving. Teranex Express preserves AFD and WSS information during the conversion process, so that means your screen will automatically select the correct aspect ratio for video playback.

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I can't speak for reliability as its only weeks old! However, I have been well pleased at the quality of the upscales from S-VHS and SD digital video. The machine is a breeze but be warned – it needs a reference signal to lock properly if you are feeding in VHS or S-VHS, but a workaround I use is to transfer the analogue material to a Sony digital video deck and output the HDMI signal which the Teranex happily accepts. It saves having to faff around with a TBC or my old Panasonic MX50 which can supply a reference signal. As I said, well pleased with the unit and its endless combinations of upscale and downscale settings.
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